- + Mixed Media Artist
- + Haiti
- + http://mariehelenecauvin.com/
Marie-Hélène Cauvin was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti and has been living in Montreal since 1971. She draws inspiration for her work in her native culture. The vacations she spent in removed regions of Haiti as a child made her discover a wonderful world as well as also a very harsh reality. These memories would later fuel her creative imagination. She explores the universe of legends and tales from her country intermingled with voodoo beliefs, stories of survival from a historical past, as well as other sources.
Her work, which goes beyond preoccupations specific to Haiti and questions the experience of life in contemporary societies, touches on current violence problems, drugs and their corollary, insecurity. Marie-Hélène Cauvin has studied at Concordia University in Montreal where she earned a B.A. in Fine Arts. She then pursued her studies in printmaking in the city of Philadelphia, at Temple University, were she earned her Masters degree. She taught lithography at Concordia University and hosted printmaking workshops in Montreal and Philadelphia. Marie-Hélène currently lives in Montreal.
To see more of her work visit: http://mariehelenecauvin.com/